Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Allegory of Good Government : Allegories of Peace, Fortitude, Prudence and Siena (common good) Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The middle fresco displays under a dogmatic form the ideal of democracy. The Virtues which direct the State are seated on a platform; this is the tribunal or the legislative assembly. The most famous of these figures is that of Peace, which, reclining on her throne in magnificent drapery and resting on her arms, is certainly imitated from an antique medal or statue (such imitations are not rare in the thirteenth century: cf. the sculptures of Capua, the work of Giovanni Pisano, and some statues at Reims). But the other figures are little more than abstractions and can be identified only with the adventitious aid of a multitude of inscriptions, devices, and phylacteries.

Keywords

Siena, Italy, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy, Style: Byzantine Style, Period: Gothic, Movement: Byzantine, Frescoes; murals, frescoes (paintings) --, frescoes (paintings) --

Subject: topical

Style: Byzantine Style; Period: Gothic; Movement: Byzantine; Frescoes; murals; frescoes (paintings) --; frescoes (paintings) --

Subject: geographic

Siena, Italy; Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Time Period

1338-39

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picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0729

Allegory of Good Government : Allegories of Peace, Fortitude, Prudence and Siena (common good) Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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